SummaryRaised on classic reggae and soul, The Lions have carved out a distinct style that has earned them praise from reggae enthusiasts around the world. The 12-man ensemble, fronted by the sweet falsetto of Malik Moore, Hepcat's Alex Désert and DJ stylings of Black Shakespeare, the charismatic cousin of Robbie Shakespeare (of Sly & Robbie fame), released their album This Generation last year on Stones Throw.
Enter Tom Chasteen, the main man behind Los Angeles' legendary Dub Club. Chasteen who worked his dubbed out magic into 8 tracks from This Generation, to create This Generation in Dub.
Describing the process, Chasteen says, "The mixing was done rapid fire, bringing up each track on the mixing board, dialing in the sounds and then dubbing it live in real time while it's fresh. This record is not 'remixed' in the modern sense, but 'dubbed' in the classic Jamaican manner: adding some percussion and vocals, but basically leaving the tracks as they are and deconstructing them with echo and reverb."
Chasteen adds, "The Los Angeles Reggae scene is really lively right now and this record is a cool meeting of the minds between artists who love the golden era of 70s Reggae. It was a blast dubbing The Lions record because there was so much to work with: beautiful harmony vocals, tough bass lines, sweet horn arrangements, and musical vibes that you cant get out of a laptop."